Author: Špela Ledinek Lozej

Photography exhibition by France Stele in Udine

On May 5 2023 at 11 a.m., the opening of France Stele’s photographic exhibition about the Ukve/Ugovizza Alpine pastures will take place in the Friuli Ethnographic Museum (Museo etnografico del Friuli) in Udine. The photographs, recorded on black and white film, show images of a past life when during the summer the inhabitants from the…
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03. 05. 2023 0


Nataša Rogelja Caf and Špela Ledinek Lozej published a book Hodopisi: Zbirka etnografskih esejev z metodološkimi premisleki o hoji in pisanju (Footnotes: Ethnographic Essays with Methodological Reflections on Walking and Writing) at Založba ZRC (ZRC Publishing). Altogether, the book encompasses ten texts, seven of which are anthropological essays, accompanied by two introductory texts and an…
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24. 03. 2023 0

The textile heritage in the Alps

At the end of January (23rd January 2023), the kick-off meeting and the public presentation of the AlpTextyles project, co-funded by the Interreg Alpine Space Program, took place at ZRC SAZU, where we will, among other things, identify and document the textile heritage of the Alps with the aim to develop innovative solutions for locale…
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03. 02. 2023 0

Association of Critical Heritage Studies 6th Biennial Conference in Santiago (Chile)

Between 4 and 7 December 2022, the 6th Biennial Conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS) took place at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago. It was organised by the Center for Intercultural and Indigenous Studies and dedicated to interculturalities and their relationship to heritage with the aim “to gain an…
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29. 12. 2022 0

Photography exhibition by France Stele

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the continuous operation of the Slovenian Cultural Center Planika (Slovensko kulturno središče Planika/Centro culturale Stella Alpina) in the Canale Valley (Slov. Kanalska dolina) in Italy the photographic exhibition about the Ugovizza/Ukve alpine pastures was put on display in the old dairy in Ugovizza (Slov. Ukve). The photographs by France…
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24. 10. 2022 0

Pasts and presents of common property

On October 21, 2022, Špela Ledinek Lozej led a round table in the Xcenter Collective property as an opportunity for the future, as part of the RETHINKABLE Cross-Border Festival of Transformative Economies and Territorail Communities, co-organized by the University of Udine  (Nadia Carestiato and Lucia Piani), the University of Nova Gorica (Nikita Peresin Meden) and…
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22. 10. 2022 0

Critical Heritage Studies: Central European Perspectives

Since the founding of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies (ACHS) in the early 2010s, various local or thematic networks have emerged around the world to promote new ways of addressing what is understood as heritage. Central Europe has been somewhat neglected in these discussions. The conference Critical Heritage Studies: Central European Perspectives (6-7 October…
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15. 10. 2022 0

Heritage of Alpine cheeses

On October 3, 2022, Špela Ledinek Lozej participated in the Round Table on Alpine Cheese at the 12th Annual Conference of the European Farmhouse and Artisan Cheese and Dairy Producers European Network in Bohinjska Bistrica (Slovenia), dedicated to the past and future of Alpine cheese production. Together with Maurizio Tondolo from the Ecomuseum in Gumin/Gemona…
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04. 10. 2022 0

Photography exhibition by France Stele

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Tone Cevec, a photography exhibition about the Ukve/Ugovizza alpine pastures will be held in the Atrium of ZRC SAZU between 31 May and 16 June 2022. In 1979, Dr. Tone Cevc (1932–2007), ethnologist, and researcher at the Institute of Slovene Ethnology of the Slovenian Academy…
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31. 05. 2022 0

Research approaches and methods

The latest issue of Etnolog (2021) brings to the fore current research methods and challenges in ethnology and anthropology. While Dan Podjed, Rajko Muršič, and Mateja Habinc reflected on ethnography during the Covid 19 pandemic, Nataša Rogelja Caf and Špela Ledinek Lozej re-considered the connection between research and walking. In the article titled I walk,…
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03. 03. 2022 0